MDI will carry out the Savonlinna Culture Strategy in cooperation with the City of Savonlinna and the Regional Council of South Savo. The project will develop a cultural strategy for the city of Savonlinna which will also take a broader view of the Saimaa area. Together, Savonlinna and Saimaa, will apply for the title of Capital of Culture 2026. The aim of the work is to strengthen the vitality of Eastern Finland as well as the characteristics and strengths of its culture. The work will include four thematic workshops, bringing together key actors and stakeholders from a regional perspective. The work was commissioned by the City of Savonlinna and the Regional Council of South Savo. The work will be completed in early 2020.